An Etymological Dictionary of Persian , English and other by Dr. Ali Nourai

By Dr. Ali Nourai

Tracing phrases to their origins opens a brand new window to human civilization and tradition and is helping us comprehend the roots of a few of our current social traits and attitudes. for instance, the etymology of phrases for kinfolk in actual fact exhibits the department of obligations within the most elementary unit of society - the kin. Father used to be the “protector” of the kin (Pa: protect), mom was once the “feeder”(Ma: breast), brother was once the weight “carrier” (Bher: hold) and daughter was once the “milker” (Dhugh: to milk). If one makes the trouble to learn past the shallow shell of sounds and emblems, you could realize our human oneness portrayed in our phrases and their ancient roots. the first motivation for penning this dictionary is the desire that it should foster a better appreciation for the commonality within the obvious variance between varied languages and cultures, and finally nurture a better knowing between those that converse it sounds as if diversified languages.

In tracing any Persian observe to its origins, its cognates in different Indo-European languages needs to be thought of. during this dictionary, English cognates are on a regular basis spoke of besides another Indo-European equivalents. Altogether, over 1,600 roots and 17,400 derived phrases are provided during this dictionary. probably the most targeted positive factors of this dictionary is its graphical presentation of etymological information, just like a genealogy. The derivations of phrases are indicated with arrows instead of long textual content. The arrows drastically simplify the method of tracing phrases to their roots.

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